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Food for Thought #7: 3D Printing of Ceramics with Lithoz America

February 3, 2021: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Manufacturing Incubator at Tech Valley Center of Gravity presents Food for Thought: A Business & Product Development Virtual Luncheon Series.

Ceramic additive manufacturing (3D printing) opens doors to product development and small series manufacturing, combined with functional complexity that was traditionally cost prohibitive for many applications. This talk will share the current state of the art of ceramic 3D printing and the types of applications where this large family of materials is finding use.

Ceramic materials play key roles in cars, smartphones, aircraft, surgical tools, dentistry, and many other products, but they are lesser known than plastics and metals because they are challenging to produce. Additive manufacturing simplifies ceramic development and production, by eliminating tooling and machining, and enabling shapes that were never before possible in these special materials.

Lithoz is the market leader in 3D printers and materials for advanced ceramic, for use in aerospace, medical, dental, energy, and industrial applications. Lithoz America, located in the Rensselaer Tech Park, is the US branch of Lithoz GmbH from Vienna Austria. Lithoz America performs sales and support of systems, materials & printing development and demonstration services, and production of custom materials for printing.

Mr. Shawn Allan is Vice President of Lithoz America LLC, which was established in 2017 to build and sell AM equipment to produce high-performance ceramic parts that are widely used in the electronics, aerospace, and biomedical industries. Mr. Allan has over 20 years of experience in ceramic processing, technology development, and additive manufacturing


The Manufacturing Incubator at Tech Valley Center of Gravity offers direct engineering consultation as well as coaching, advice, risk-mitigation strategies and need-based referrals for product development startups. This program is a community based, independent and public program. The ideal clients are those who are developing a physical product and need assistance in prototype development, design for manufacturing, scaling up, or other related design and manufacturing problems.

With our makerspace and prototyping center, you can meet with your incubation team, fabricate your prototype, and manufacture your product all in the same building.

The Manufacturing Incubator is a certified NYS Incubator and affiliated Innovate 518 Hotspot partner supported by the Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR).





February 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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